Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.